What car did you trade in for your FiST?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by stuntdoogie, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Wow i probably would never have traded that beauty.

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  3. Ronbo

    Ronbo Member

    Previously had a 2006 Miata. It was a great car but I was ready for a change.
  4. Couldahadav8

    Couldahadav8 Active Member

    1988 Mustang GT to 1993 Ford Taurus SHO to 2000 Focus ZTS to 1999 Cobra to 2003 Cobra to 2005 Mazda RX8 to 2011 Mustang GT to 2013 Mustang V6 Performance Package with Recaros to 2014 Fiesta ST. The ST is a crazy fun car. Got some snow tires on it, and it just goes where I want it to go in the snow. Took it out before the snow and drove like a hooligan and had the most fun I have ever had in the front seat of a car!!!
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  5. Sleepyhead

    Sleepyhead New Member

    1993 Peugeot 205 55 kW
    1997 Ford Escort Convertible 85 kW
    2006 Ford Fiesta ST MK 6 110 kW
    2013 Ford Fiesta ST MK 7 134 kW

    I love my new Fiesta ST, but sometimes i miss the old 2,0 L Fiesta ST. It was a great car! I never had any problems with this car. Just sitting in the car, driving and enjoy it!


  6. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    I got rid of this to get the FiST:

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  7. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Got rid of this to get my FiST.
    Updated: Ooops grabbed the wrong pic...Traded my TL for the FiST.
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  8. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    LOL. Yeah, I can see why. :p
  9. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    I sold my 2011 Mazdaspeed 3 just so I could get a new Fiesta ST:

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  10. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    That's quite a statement based on the reputation of the MS3 in the segment. That being said, I think the FiST redefines the segment ... back to its roots (think original GTI). The MS3, FoST and newer GTI were never on my radar, but when I read about the FiST and then drove one it just felt "right" :)
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  11. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    The MS3 feels big and heavy. It definitely does not have the agility of the FiST. Power is more "usable" in this car too. First and second gear are useless in the MS3 and torque steer means most of your attention is wasted on keeping the car going straight instead of enjoying the driving dynamics of the vehicle.
  12. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I was shocked how heavy my '12 Focus felt after driving the FiST exclusively for a couple of weeks. I never thought of the Focus as a heavy car. Speaking of torque steer, my friend's '86 Shelby Charger was manic!
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  13. pelotonracer2

    pelotonracer2 Active Member

    Yeah, I had an '86 Shelby Omni GLHS. Back in those days they didn't know what a "hot hatch" was... even more fun when I'd blow away 5.7L IROC-Zs and Mustang 5.0s. haha
  14. lou5560

    lou5560 New Member

    A 2011 Fiesta SE 5speed manual. Great car but wanted passing power. The ST is like my old car but sportier & more powerful. Both are Tuxedo Black.
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  15. silvertoy

    silvertoy Member

    Traded my 2013 Focus ST2. Long story, but I had a 2011 Fiesta SES, which traded for a 2012 Focus SE, and felt I had taken a hit in the fun department, sure the focus had more power, but just wasn't as fun to drive on a back road. But I needed to fit a rear facing car seat and it just wasn't happening in the Fiesta. I bought the 2013 Focus ST when I heard about it hoping it would remedy the loss of fun and it certainly did, but I just never got very attached to it, plus I had an ST2 and both my Wife and I thought the Seats were unbearable on long drives. Great in the twisties, but not for long periods.

    My impressions vs the Focus ST I drove for a year:
    -Fiesta is certainly slower, but waaay more economical, aka, it may not be as fast off the line or when passing on the highway but on my first 3 tanks I've already gotten 5mpg better than the best I ever did with the ST (same thing I noticed when I went from the 2011 SES Fiesta to the 2012 Focus SE.
    -I miss some of the Focus features, like the ability to unlock all 4 doors just by touching them, the sunglass holder, the 4 door auto-up and auto-down, etc.
    -I like having the ambient lighting back (only on ST3 focus)
    -The Fiesta ST is waaay more bouncy than the Focus, mostly due to the weight difference. I assume that the extra weight allows the focus to glide over minor dips and such in the highway whereas the fiesta rides along with each one.
    -The Fiestas sound symposer is waay louder than he Focuss was, and I like it. :)
    -The Fiesta is not as planted at higher speeds as the Focus, the Focus seems built for long distance High Speed Driving. The Fiesta seems ready for twisties, however both are truly amazing in the twisties.
    -I am very happy that I found a Fiesta ST without the recaros. Definitely noticed that the seats are much more comfortable on long drives, wifey agrees.
  16. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Traded in my 2012 fiesta SE 3 months ago for the ST... Best choice I ever made.. What a fun toy...

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  17. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Traded in a fiesta 2012 se
  18. Max Archer

    Max Archer Member

    A 2012 Mazda2 with light mods. I bought the ST because it's the car I wished I could have turned my 2 into. Here it is out on track:

  19. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

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    Traded in the Silver SE for the Black ST... From good car to amazing car
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  20. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    I went the same upgrade path. Sold my silver Fiesta SE to my sister and got a Tux Black ST.

    Loving it. Will miss the mpgs a little but everything else is an amazing upgrade.
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  21. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Oh yes.. Was getting about 6.9l/100km but the speed and power was the shits in the SE

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